Derbyshire Covid-19 cases down 70 per cent from January peak

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The number of weekly Covid-19 cases in Derbyshire has now fallen 70 per cent from the January peak, six weeks ago.

This has brought case levels down to where they were when Derbyshire emerged from the nation’s second lockdown at the start of December.

In the week to February 19, Derbyshire recorded 1,583 new Covid cases, down from a peak of 5,161.

When the county last saw that level of weekly cases, it came out of lockdown only to be plunged into Tier 3 restrictions – then the highest restrictions available.

Weeks later the county was put into a newly introduced Tier 4, followed by a third national lockdown.

In Derby, the number of weekly cases has now reduced by nearly 75 per cent from its January peak, falling from 1,745 weekly cases to 446, as of February 19.

Derbyshire is now seeing fewer than 250 cases per day, down

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